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Dem Vinyl Boyz EP 22 - Straight Outta Compton


Dem Vinyl Boyz are coming straight outta your speakers and into your ears. This week they’re dropping the needle on one of the most iconic records of all time ‘Straight Outta Compton’. The debut album from late 80s and early 90s rap group N.W.A. set the world on fire depicting the violence you may see on a day to day basis in south central L.A. and even threatening the corrupt L.A. police. It’s a pioneer of the rap industry and was a staple for many of the hip-hop albums you’ll hear today. This record sold nearly four million copies and was Gangsta Rap’s first platinum record, needless to say it deserves its props. The openers — “Straight Outta Compton”, “Fuck tha Police”, and “Gangsta Gangsta” — are what the album is remembered for and rightly so. They are as prominent a rap group as you’re ever likely to hear, and the flows of Ice Cube, MC Ren, and Eazy-E bounce off of each other effortlessly. The synergy of the group still inspires awe. Together they comprised, as Kendrick Lamar recently put it, ‘the perfect cast of characters.’ This album is still an essential entry for hip-hop and the fact that it remains broadly relevant after 30 years is a testament to its quality. Thanks for listening to Dem Vinyl Boyz.
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